Historical Fiction | Reviews

Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Longest Night

As the wife of an active-duty naval officer, Andria Williams recognizes the range of difficulties that can be encountered by military spouses. In her first

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Sisters Brothers

More than four centuries ago, Thomas Nashe published The Unfortunate Traveller (1594) in English and Miguel de Cervantes published Don Quixote (1605) in Spanish. Together,

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Fiction
Neal Ferguson

Chronicle in Stone

Kadare’s intriguing novel is the first I’ve read by an Albanian. It is set in World War II and narrated by (I’m guessing) a ten

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Crime
Sunny Solomon

Tallgrass

Is there anything to be gained by reading another book about the World War II internment of Japanese Americans to relocation camps?  If the book

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Jarrettsville

Jarrettsville fictionalizes a true event that occurred on the fourth anniversary of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. The novel opens with the traumatic, climactic scene.

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Art
Ann Ronald

The Painted Girls

Countless late nineteenth-century French novels, paintings and sculptures grew out of a powerful philosophy often called scientific determinism or literary naturalism. Writing of the artistic

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Sweet Thunder

Ivan Doig’s Sweet Thunder follows one of the characters from his earlier novel, The Whistling Season, into maturity. Perhaps you’ll remember him as Rose’s brother,

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

In Need of a Good Wife

After the Civil War, many lonesome western men sent for wives from the east. Some marriages were arranged by brokers, some by charlatans, but all

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Forbidden Rose

The Forbidden Rose is a bodice ripper with a brain, as well as the other requisite gendered anatomical parts.  Set in late eighteenth-century France during

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Crimson Rooms

Katharine McMahon fashions a post-World War I London in her novel, The Crimson Rooms.  She prefaces her story with a Wilfred Owen poem, written in

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

These is My Words

These is my Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 Arizona Territories Nancy E. Turner, author of These is my Words, turns a scattering

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Art
Ann Ronald

Pictures at an Exhibition

“We were archaeologists in our own tomb,” observes Sara Houghteling’s narrator when he and his father come home to Paris in August, 1944. Paris itself

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Two Civil War Novels

Two Civil War Novels: I Shall Be Near to You    and    Neverhome Erin Lindsay McCabe and Laird Hunt each envision the American Civil

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